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Achtung Baby always wins best of the 90s polls, so which do you like better Zooropa or Pop?

Zooropa
110 (51.4%)
Pop
104 (48.6%)

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Offline THRILLHO

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #180 on: September 25, 2017, 03:02:31 PM »
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Pop, but neither is that great.

they're both AMAZING actually.

im shocked Zooropa is 10 points up!

I'm kind of new here so I'm not totally sure how to reply. I really enjoy both albums. However, Zooropa only has one song I love (stay). The wanderer, Lemon, Zooropa, and Dirty day are all very good songs. The rest of it is average at best. Pop has great songs, but If you wear that velvet dress, The playboy mansion and Miami are so bad they almost ruin the album for me.

im sorry i really don't mean to sound like a jerk. my apologies. they are both highly regarded. this is a very 90s loving board.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #181 on: September 25, 2017, 09:16:44 PM »
Velvet Dress is kind of like Promenade. It's a great little song but it lacks enough meat to really give it any real value unfortunately. That's just my opinion. I know if Promenade had an extra verse and was maybe a minute longer I'd like it a lot more. Same with FEZ Being Born.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #182 on: September 25, 2017, 09:52:46 PM »
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Velvet Dress is kind of like Promenade. It's a great little song but it lacks enough meat to really give it any real value unfortunately. That's just my opinion. I know if Promenade had an extra verse and was maybe a minute longer I'd like it a lot more. Same with FEZ Being Born.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #183 on: September 26, 2017, 02:22:58 AM »
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Velvet Dress is kind of like Promenade. It's a great little song but it lacks enough meat to really give it any real value unfortunately. That's just my opinion. I know if Promenade had an extra verse and was maybe a minute longer I'd like it a lot more. Same with FEZ Being Born.

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Decent. Prefer the album version though. I like Velvet Dress the most out of Playboy Mansion and Miami for the record.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #184 on: September 26, 2017, 01:50:16 PM »
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Pop, but neither is that great.

they're both AMAZING actually.

im shocked Zooropa is 10 points up!

I'm kind of new here so I'm not totally sure how to reply. I really enjoy both albums. However, Zooropa only has one song I love (stay). The wanderer, Lemon, Zooropa, and Dirty day are all very good songs. The rest of it is average at best. Pop has great songs, but If you wear that velvet dress, The playboy mansion and Miami are so bad they almost ruin the album for me.

im sorry i really don't mean to sound like a jerk. my apologies. they are both highly regarded. this is a very 90s loving board.

No need to apologize. We all have different opinions. Always interested in what other people think about U2.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #185 on: September 28, 2017, 03:27:18 AM »
I love both albums but overall I think Zooropa is my favourite. I love the album, apart from The Wanderer (not keen on the song itself and, with Johnny Cash singing it it's just not a U2 song to me). I add HMTMKMKM to the album (halfway through) and replace The Wanderer with Oh Berlin and then it's the perfect album for me!

With Pop I remove the 3 songs I'm not keen on (IGWSHA, TPM and WUDM), add Holy Joe and Your Blue Room and then it's also a perfect album for me! :)

Oh and I ADORE Velvet Dress, one of my favourite U2 songs. A real mood piece. :)

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #186 on: September 28, 2017, 05:53:17 AM »
The love for Pop on here has always bewildered me. A few good songs, yes (Please is phenomenal) but the triple whammy of Velvet Dress, Playboy Mansion, and Miami ruins the package as a whole for me, just like u2dc said.

Zooropa is definitely a better listen straight through.

That said, I have my own “ZooPop” playlist where I’ve made a single album that actually works for me:

1. Discotheque (Mike Hedges)
2. Staring At The Sun (Mike Hedges)
3. Numb (Mike Hedges)
4. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
5. Miss Sarajevo
6. Gone (Mike Hedges)
7. Lemon
8. Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
9. If God Will Send His Angels (Single Mix)
10. The Wanderer (Legend of Johnny Cash version without annoying siren at the end)
11. Wake Up Dead Man
12. Please (Single Mix)

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #187 on: September 28, 2017, 03:02:25 PM »
Yes, but "Mofo", "Do You Feel" and "Discotecque" are great U2 moments.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #188 on: September 28, 2017, 04:37:50 PM »
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I love both albums but overall I think Zooropa is my favourite. I love the album, apart from The Wanderer (not keen on the song itself and, with Johnny Cash singing it it's just not a U2 song to me). I add HMTMKMKM to the album (halfway through) and replace The Wanderer with Oh Berlin and then it's the perfect album for me!

With Pop I remove the 3 songs I'm not keen on (IGWSHA, TPM and WUDM), add Holy Joe and Your Blue Room and then it's also a perfect album for me! :)

Oh and I ADORE Velvet Dress, one of my favourite U2 songs. A real mood piece. :)

huh? why dont you like WUDM?

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #189 on: September 29, 2017, 05:45:20 AM »
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I love both albums but overall I think Zooropa is my favourite. I love the album, apart from The Wanderer (not keen on the song itself and, with Johnny Cash singing it it's just not a U2 song to me). I add HMTMKMKM to the album (halfway through) and replace The Wanderer with Oh Berlin and then it's the perfect album for me!

With Pop I remove the 3 songs I'm not keen on (IGWSHA, TPM and WUDM), add Holy Joe and Your Blue Room and then it's also a perfect album for me! :)

Oh and I ADORE Velvet Dress, one of my favourite U2 songs. A real mood piece. :)

Lol if I could add HMTMKMKM to Zooropa it would probably elevate the album to my top 5 of their whole catalogue. Love that song.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #190 on: September 29, 2017, 08:48:02 AM »
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I love both albums but overall I think Zooropa is my favourite. I love the album, apart from The Wanderer (not keen on the song itself and, with Johnny Cash singing it it's just not a U2 song to me). I add HMTMKMKM to the album (halfway through) and replace The Wanderer with Oh Berlin and then it's the perfect album for me!

With Pop I remove the 3 songs I'm not keen on (IGWSHA, TPM and WUDM), add Holy Joe and Your Blue Room and then it's also a perfect album for me! :)

Oh and I ADORE Velvet Dress, one of my favourite U2 songs. A real mood piece. :)

huh? why dont you like WUDM?

I just find it a bit of a dirge, it's never appealed to me. I love having Please as the closing track much more. :)

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #191 on: October 10, 2017, 10:52:48 PM »
Closing in on 200 votes. I think this will settle the 90's ranking for good in this forum:

1) AB
2) Zoo
3) Pop
4) OS (if we must)

:-)

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #192 on: October 11, 2017, 03:50:10 PM »
Achtung Baby
Pop
Zooropa
Original Soundtracks I

This applies to the entirety of U2's canon, as well. Pop is only marginally behind Achtung Baby, and will definitely surpass it when I'm finally ready to concede that it's the greatest U2 album of all-time.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #193 on: October 11, 2017, 05:12:14 PM »
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Closing in on 200 votes. I think this will settle the 90's ranking for good in this forum:

1) AB
2) Zoo
3) Pop
4) OS (if we must)

:-)

this is accurate but when someone joins the forum and starts this poll up again it'll change.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #194 on: October 11, 2017, 05:17:51 PM »
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Closing in on 200 votes. I think this will settle the 90's ranking for good in this forum:

1) AB
2) Zoo
3) Pop
4) OS (if we must)

:-)

this is accurate but when someone joins the forum and starts this poll up again it'll change.
Happens every time!